Do you ever feel like you need to reboot? start over? go back to square one? That’s how I’m feeling lately. I need to stop and remind myself who I am and why I do what I do, then start over again. I need to reboot.
I have to confess that lately I’ve been a little caught up in my size and how I look. Are my jeans still fitting the same or are they tighter around the legs? Do my arms look big? Is my belly “pooching” out? I hate to even write this because I know it sounds incredibly vain! I just want to be real, though. I struggle with these feelings, and it is robbing me of my joy. I need to reboot.
I need to remind myself that I am much more than a number on the scale, the number on the tag of my jeans or even the number on the barbell. Those numbers don’t define me. So, who am I? I am God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for [me] to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV) Workmanship here means a work of God as creator, and created means to form, shape, i.e. to completely change or transform. I am a work of The Creator, and He is forming and shaping me into order to completely transform me!
So, why do I do what I do? Why do I exercise, eat healthy, make wise choices for my mind, body and spirit? Because God has prepared good works for me to do, and He has created me to do them. I need to take care of my body and mind so that I can serve Him by serving those around me.